Levels of subject authority control, Humanities

Levels of Subject Authority Control 

Subject authority control is exercised at two levels: central and local. At the central level, a central agency (e.g. Library of Congress) maintains the subject authority file (in card or machine-readable form) or subject heading list (in print form) and makes changes to existing headings and cross-references as well as adding new ones. 

On local level, a library devises such  a means, which ensures conformity and currency of the subject libraries following one of the standard lists of subject headings (e.g. LCSH or Sear's List). It creates local subject authority records only for headings not yet appearing in established  headings in a subject heading list along with needed maintenance information. Thus, the subject authority control at the local level includes correcting erroneous headings and cross-references, updating obsolete headings, and adding or revising cross-references necessitated by new headings.  

Posted Date: 10/26/2012 2:57:08 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Levels of subject authority control, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Levels of subject authority control, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Levels of subject authority control Discussions

Write discussion on Levels of subject authority control
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGUE (OPAC)   By late 1970s, libraries began to use computers for cataloguing purpose and the idea of making the catalogue of a library available to i

1. (a) Explain, as thoroughly as possible, what the central conflict is in Antigone. (b) Then explain, as thoroughly as possible, what each of the two main characters involved in t

Buddhism in the Chinese State Full integration of Buddhism Fully integrated into local economy. Provided essential cultural coherence, was the source of economy and one way

should the state regulate the economy?

Standard Vocabulary   As LCSH is the official list of Library of Congress, not only does it give an authority to the standard vocabulary of LC, but also maintains its utility,

The Ephemeral Life-Lessons from the Kamakura Age of Degenerate Dharma (Mappo) later degenarte days of the law (mofa in Chinese). Pure Land Sect: Amitabha Buddha central fig

International Law and Organization- International Law, not like most other regions of law, has no explained area or governing body, although instead concerns to the several and var

Distinguish values from ethics and culture Values are mostly related to individuals and since they are related to justice, they remain the some for every one. E.g. truth, empat

Main Entry and Added Entries   Of the several entries we provide for a document in library catalogue, one entry is called the 'Main Entry' and the remaining are known as 'Added

This diversity should be seen as a source of hope, not discouragement. After all, it would be absurd to think that anything as complex as war could be ‘explained’ in a single, sim